She was given a problem, and she solved it.
Illinois professor Naira Hovakimyan can relate to this statement more than once regarding her career in mathematics and mechanical engineering so far. Recently, the L1 adaptive control solution developed by her and former postdoctoral fellow Chengyu Cao, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at University of Connecticut, has gained attention from numerous organizations who utilize control systems.
The University of Illinois’ Research Park was awarded Outstanding Research Park of the Year from the Association of University of Research Parks (AURP) during its annual Awards of Excellence ceremony on December 1, 2011.
The 16th Annual AURP Awards of Excellence ceremony was held during the AURP 2011 International Conference in New Orleans, and is dedicated to the achievements of research parks and industry veterans.
On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the “America Invents Act” (AIA) into law, thereby enacting the most momentous change to the United States patent system since 1952.
The intention of the America Invents Act is to speed up the patent process, to encourage innovation, to spur job creation, and to align United States patent laws more closely with international patent laws.
A couple of weeks ago, Lesley Millar, our director, and Svetlana Sowers, visiting tech manager, took a trip to Singapore to take an inside look at the University’s relationship with the ADSC research center and A*STAR, as well as to help commercialize technology and discuss the potential for disclosure in the United States.
The 2011 Better World Report: Respond, Recover, Restructure: Technologies Helping the World in the Face of Adversity, published by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) acknowledges innovations that directly impact the health and well-being of people around the world.
This year, one of Illinois' technology, CornBoard, is featured on page 33 under "Technologies to Further the Green Movement."
TetraVitae, an Illinois Start-Up located in EnterpriseWorks, is a leading developer of renewable chemicals, including bio-based butanol and acetone. They were acquired by Eastman Renewable Materials, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company. The press release from Eastman Chemical Company is below:
Eastman Acquires TetraVitae Bioscience Assets
Imagine the day when your doctor offers you a test that allows you to look into the future and determine what diseases you may get, enabling early diagnosis and treatment. Sound unbelievable? Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are taking a step in this direction.
Illinois professors Jean-Pierre Leburton, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Rashid Bashir are working on solid state nanopore technology that has a wide range of applications, including a potential DNA sequencing solution that could make affordable genome sequencing a reality.
I-Start—a program assisting future entrepreneurs to form start-up companies through EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois’ Research Park—has its first client.
EnterpriseWorks created the I-Start program to encourage University of Illinois inventors to pursue start-up formations and to promote their research and technology. Because of the numerous steps and details involved in start-up formations, the program will ease the process by decreasing the workload of the inventor and/or new entrepreneur.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Allychem Co. Ltd Announce Licensing Agreement to Provide Volume Quantities of MIDA Boronates
Illinois and Allychem Co. Ltd. have entered into a licensing agreement enabling AllyChem to provide volume quantities, greater than 1kg, of MIDA boronates, a class of boronic acid surrogates finding increasingly wide applications in organic synthesis.
Saving lives one animation at a time?
Scientific Animations without Borders (SAWBO), established out of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Illinois), is utilizing animated videos viewable on cell phones to educate populations in developing countries.